ARTICLE: The Importance of ASA's Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program by Kerri Allmer

The pool industry is full of award programs from a variety of groups, regions, associations, and construction  techniques; however, they all seem to have the following in common: artistic impression, quality design, competent construction practices are left up to judges who may or may not be qualified to judge these elements. Read how the American Shotcrete Association is working to change this.

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ARTICLE: Swimming Pool Renovation with Shotcrete by Kerri Allmer

The major renovation of a pool structure is never an easy undertaking. Determining the quality of the in-place concrete is an art in and of itself. The question of when and where to use proper concrete applications on the pool adds to the face that pool renovation is not for the faint of heart. Read more about how shotcrete was used in a recent renovation project in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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FEATURED: Waterfront Weekend Retreat by Kerri Allmer

In 2013, Drakeley Pool Company was contracted by Artemis Landscape Architects to construct a double vanishing edge pool and vanishing edge spa for a Fairfield Beach home, situated directly on the Long Island Sound. Read about the full project, including completely reworked and renovated home and surrounding landscape

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ARTICLE: A Jewel in the Woods by Kerri Allmer

Working with a property owner who insists on an unconventional approach to a project can be a challenge. But it definitely helps, reports William Drakeley, when that client is also open-minded, imaginative and absolutely set on achieving brilliant, gem-like results. Read about custom Lautner-edge glass tile pool/spa combination project we completed in 2015.

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The Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) has recently named its winners in the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards - Builders Competition. In the Specialty Pools category, Drakeley Pool Company has been awarded Gold for their outstanding design of a perimeter overflow and an all-tiled pool. In additional to these two Gold Awards, DPC also snagged the Gold Award for Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building.

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FEATURED: Luxury and Drakeley - What's In for the Fall by Lily Samuels

As we make our way into the fall, the Drakeley construction crews are busier than ever. The dry spells have allowed our craftsmen to continue custom installation for clients who want the majority of the 'heavy lifting' done while their outdoor spaces are not in use. Smart people!

Also delighted to announce that Drakeley Pool Company was featured in Luxury Pools' Fall/Winter 2016 Edition.

Read the article and check out shots of new projects here